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Lakota Math Connections

A research workshop looking at Lakota Math connections


Co-facilitator Dave Sanders’ dissertation investigated potential connections between mathematics and the Lakota language at a K-8 school and how Bishop’s framework of six universal math activities: counting, designing, measuring, locating, playing, and explaining could lead to further development of these connections assisting supplemental Lakota language fluency and mathematical understanding.

Launching from this work, course participants will be consistently involved with class and small group discussions seeking to understand current and identify more Lakota Math Connections.

The goal of the course is to develop Lakota Math Connections that can be brought into their work as language/immersion or math instructors. This course is also an active research project studying Lakota Math Connections so consent forms, video recording, pre/post surveys and potential follow-up interviews are involved.

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